The Voice of Melody

Stile Antico: NPR Tiny Desk Concert performance of “Vigilate”

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Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

Early Music

The Voice of Melody

Stile Antico

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8pm

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Each of the 12 members of Stile Antico has chosen one musical gem drawn from five centuries of glorious repertoire, including Orlando Gibbons’s uplifting “O clap your hands together,” William Byrd’s exciting “Vigilate,” and works by the prolific Thomas Tallis. For those new to the repertoire, the program provides an engaging introduction to Renaissance vocal music; for longtime fans, it’s a chance to hear some treasured favorites.



  • William Byrd Vigilate
  • Robert Ramsey Sleep, fleshly birth
  • Orlando Gibbons O clap your hands together
  • Cristóbal de Morales Jubilate Deo
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria O vos omnes
  • John McCabe Woefully arrayed
  • Thomas Tallis Gloria (from Missa Puer natus est​)
  • Sebastián de Vivanco Veni, dilecte mi
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi
  • William Byrd Ecce virgo concipiet
  • Thomas Tallis In pace
  • Huw Watkins The Phoenix and the Turtle
  • Thomas Tomkins O Praise the Lord